The Practice Experience Program (PEP) is a program introduced in 2019 on the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP’s) pathway to Fellowship. The PEP provides targeted educational support for non-vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors to help them prepare for Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP).
The PEP is a supported, self-directed program of practical and relevant educational activities delivered by the RACGP in partnership with EV and other RTOs across Australia.
The PEP has been delivered by EVGPT since January 2019 with quarterly intakes. From 2022 onwards, undertaking an RACGP approved program will be compulsory to be eligible to sit the FRACGP exams.
Time has been scheduled for CCA on the same day as your Simulated Consultation.
Random Case Analysis (RCA)
If RCA is scheduled, there is no advance preparation required by the PEP participant.
Clinical Based Discussion (CBD)
If CBD is scheduled, you are asked to follow the steps below. Cases need to be submitted at least two weeks prior to your assessment date for review by your Additional Medical Educator (AME).
In order to prepare for your CBD, please complete the required number of de-identified cases on the PEP Portal. On the PEP Portal, choose the “Assessments and Forms” tile on your dashboard, then choose “Clinical Case Analysis – Submission +” and enter the (de-identified) details of a case.
We suggest you choose cases that vary – suggestions include a chronic disease case, a new patient presentation, a child/adolescent case, a case with social or mental health issue.
Case studies submitted for CBD must not have any medico legal bearing. These case(s) must not be under AHPRA/ legal inquiry or pending resolution from a patient / third party complaint.
You can click save half way through and return to it later. Once you have completed a case, click on Submit. Repeat these steps so that the required number of cases are submitted to your AME.
It would also be helpful if you would send through to your AME any de-identified case notes you have for the case(s) via email. Your AME was copied in to emails sent to you confirming your assessment, so you can access their address there.
Generic information pertaining to both RCA and CBD
The following image shows you where to control your audio and video.
Click on the icons to turn your microphone and/or camera on or off.
Selecting the ‘up arrow’ will display more audio or visual options.
Additional Zoom settings (not related to audio or video) are at the bottom of the Zoom window and include a number of options
If you want to exit then click on Leave Meeting
You can control how you view all the video-feeds. Normally in the top right corner of the screen, there is a button called “view”. This allows you to select “Gallery” or Speaker views. Gallery view allows you to see everyone at once. Speaker view shows only the person who is speaking. Your computer processor may limit the number of feeds you can see.
In the event of a telehealth consultation, you must get the patient’s consent and note it in the patient’s medical record. You also need to put your phone on speaker mode and put device close to phone, so the Medical Educator can hear.